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Green Belters

A newly established 15 member Johnsonville-based bush regeneration volunteer group called the Green Belters. Begun in October 2011, the group’s initial efforts have started bush regeneration at the gateway site at the top of Chartwell Drive on the southern end of Crofton Downs up near the electricity sub station. This aims to extend the native bush corridor northwards from Wilton Bush.
Green Belters are liaising with Forest and Bird Society Wellington Branch in relation to future regeneration in the valley below the road site.

 

Owhiwa Landcare

Our 2004 objective was to "have all of the bush on Mt Tiger in a healthy state". To that end we have removed over 8000 possums, 700 goats, hundreds of rats and some stoats, ferrets and feral cats.
We are a low key group of individual land owners and our properties have significant bush areas which include a wide variety of fungi, unique Northland snails and many species of visiting and resident native birds.

 

Silverstream Reserve

An Advisory Group comprising local community and Council members, responsible for developing a recently gazetted 52 ha public recreational reserve with a comprehensive management plan focused on restoration and recreational amenities. Two restoration projects, comprising some 9,000 native plants, have been/are almost completed on riparian margins under willow canopy. High success rate, but ongoing weed maintenance and finding volunteers is a major problem.

Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust

Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust is a community-based native plant nursery that specialises in propagating plants of local origin for native habitat restoration in the Upper Clutha Basin. We are a  not-for-profit charitable organisation registered with the NZ Charities, #CC23553 and work with local community groups, schools, organisations & businesses in the effort to promote hands-on community land care.

Talbot Forest Working Group

Talbot Forest Working Group was formed out of concern over the health of Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve
The objectives of TFWG are:
The provision of information that will contribute to the well being of the forest and environs.
The protection and enhancement of existing native vegetation remnants.
Working towards establishing appropriate linkages to Talbot Forest, to provide wildlife corridors.

 

Pukawa Wildlife Management Trust

The PWMT was set up to improve the birdlife in and around the Pukawa settlement on the southern shores of Lake Taupo. By controlling the animal pests such as rats, possums and mustelids known to be living in the forest and reserves surrounding Pukawa, it was hoped the birdlife would have a better chance of surviving and successfully breeding.
The PWMT has established a network of 350 box traps as well as rat cafes to dispense rat poison. It also uses Timms traps and the new Goodnature self setting traps targeting rats and possums.

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